The Mad Librarian - We sell both scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects. We offer a full money back guarantee and post out the next working day. All books are very carefully packed. Home of the Mad Librarian
Rooke Books - Scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects | Rare Books
0 items
£0.00
View
Price: £65.00

  

Dalziels' Illustrated Goldsmith

Comprising The Vicar of Wakefield, The Traveller, The Deserted Village etc.

And a Sketch of Oliver Goldsmith

By Oliver Goldsmith

1865 - London - Ward and Lock

10.5" by 7.5"; xx, 378pp, [2]

 

 

DETAILS

An illustrated edition of Oliver Goldsmith's works.

This text comprises of The Vicar of Wakefield, The Traveller, Retaliation, The Deserted Village, Miscellaneous Poems, The Haunch of Venison, The Good Natured Man, The Captivity and She Stoops to Conquer.

Illustrated, with over one hundred pictures drawn by popular watercolourist George John Pinwell and engraved by the Dalziel brothers.

First thus, the first edition of this particular illustrated work.

Loosely inserted articles on Goldsmith, and Dr Johnson as well as a telegram from the chief librarian of the News Chronicle dated 1947. The telegram refers to a book that the recipient is wishing to sell.

With an introductory memoir of Oliver Goldsmith's life by H W Dulcken.

Henry William Dulcken was and English translator and children's writer. He was best known for translating Hans Christian Andersen's works.

Oliver Goldsmith was an Irish novelist and poet. He is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield and his pastoral poem The Deserted Village. Of his plays the best known are The Good Natured Man and She Stoops to Conquer. All of these are present to this volume.

CONDITION

In a half calf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, generally smart with some rubbing to the head and tail of spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with water marks due to damp staining to the last few pages. Watermarks are mostly marginal and do not affect text. Loosely inserted ephemera regarding Goldsmith and Johnson. Overall: VERY GOOD.


ADD TO BASKET

Price: £65.00


What Our Customers Say...

Mark, USA

Many thanks! The books arrived beautifully wrapped and in perfect shape.

Dan, USA

 Thanks for your mail. Just now, the books arrived at my home. As fast and as reliable as always. Thanks a lot.

Copyright © 2009 Rooke Books
Bespoke Software Development BathBespoke Software Development Bath

Telephone

+44 (0)1225 448831

Email

sales@rookebooks.com

What Our Customers Say...

Our book arrived this afternoon in very good condition, thanks in no small part to your careful packaging. It’s always a pleasure to do business with professionals and we look forward to future transactions with your company.

Jim, USA

This order showed up today and I wanted to say thank you for your assistance.

Scott, USA

Please be advised that the book arrived safe and sound. I am extremely pleased with it. I just hope the Grandson can benefit from the section covering chess.

Malcolm, Australia

Book all received. As described, marvelous.

Kevin, UK

Folklore and Folktales

With the establishment of the printed book as a technology, there...

The Errington Divorce Case

We always enjoy showcasing our interesting and obscure works....

The Literary City of Bath

Few cities in the world are lucky enough to have the same literary...

Charlotte Brontë

 Saturday the 21st April marks 202 years since the birth...

Edmond Rostand

  The 1st of April is more commonly associated with...

Bath Book Fair

  Next Saturday, 7th April, is the P.B.F.A...

The Illustrations of Hugh Thomson

The Illustrations of Hugh Thomson  This month we are focusing...

Books for Spring

  As the days get longer and we get closer to spring, we've...

W H Auden

  The 21st February marks 111 years since the birth of...

Asprey, Zaehnsdorf and the Romanovs

     The fall of Imperial Russia and the...

Sangorski & Sutcliffe

They say 'Never Judge a Book by its Cover', but this month we're...

Foredge Friday

 If you follow our social media feeds then you will know...

Ronald Searle

This week we are focusing upon the British artist and satirical...

Festive Works...

 With Christmas fast approaching, we have had a look at...

Book of the Week: 'The Bookseller of Kabul'

 We add many new listings to our website on a weekly basis....

Cooking and Baking

 With the ‘Great British Bake Off’ entering...

New in November...

We are constantly adding new works to our collection, and have...

Author Feature: Angela Carter

 This week we shall be focusing on a specific author. Known...

Bath Book Fair

 Next Saturday, 21st October, is the P.B.F.A Bath...

The Occult and Occultism

This week we are going to take a look at some of our works from...

Alfred Tennyson

 Today marks the 125th anniversary of Alfred Tennyson’s...

New in October...

Here are just a few examples of the many new books that have...

Banned Books Week

  The 24th-30th September marks 'Banned Books Week'....

Arthur Rackham

 The 19th September marks the 150th birthday of celebrated...

D H Lawrence

 The 11th September marks the birth of David Herbert Lawrence....

The Great Fire of London

 Tuesday 5th September marked the anniversary of the...

The History of Magic

Yesterday marked #19yearslater. For the muggles among us, the...

Recently added to our library...

          1970 The Journals...

Crime Fiction and Agatha Christie

 Agatha Christie is the best-selling female novelist of...

Educational Children's Books

 With the advancement of printing technology and the production...

Typography, Baskerville and the Oscars

 This post shall begin with a tenuous link to a seemingly...

The World's Fair and Great Exhibition

 In 1851 London hosted an international exhibition in Hyde...

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is a man who generally needs no introduction....

Winnie-The-Pooh Day and A A Milne

 Last week, the 18th January marked National 'Winnie -the-Pooh...

Blue Monday

Feeling a little downcast today? You’re not the only one....

Cosy Tales

 Given this chilly December air we have decided to discuss...

Science Fiction

 Last week the world saw the ‘supermoon’. The...

When is a book not a book?

 When is a book not a book? When it's a... No, this isn't...

Printing In A Time Of Revolution

Here at Rooke Books we have a large collection of interesting...

The Lesser Known Works of David Garrick

 David Garrick is known for his incredible influence on...

The Nonesuch Press

 'Don't judge a book by its cover' is an English idiom of...

Watermarks and Spurious Editions

 Paper. It’s been around since the 2nd Century AD,...

The Library of Hugh Selbourne

 Over the next few weeks our website will be seeing the...

Roald Dahl First Editions

Many of us have fond memories of the children’s books of...

The Darwin Legacy

 Charles Darwin is a figure who needs no introduction, but...

Elizabeth Greenly's Signed Letters of Horace Walpole

 As mentioned in our previous post, we have recently acquired...

The Regency Library of Elizabeth Greenly

 We have recently acquired several lots from the sale of...